We were saddened to learn of the passing of Knoxville commercial REALTOR® C. Richard “Dick” Bales, 84, who served as president of Tennessee REALTORS® in 1992.

Mr. Bales was a graduate of Knoxville East HS, attended the University of Tennessee, and was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served as Finance Director.

He was in commercial real estate for 43 years, receiving many honors and awards. In 1982 he started the Commercial Division of Volunteer Realty which is now Coldwell Banker-Wallace and Wallace. He is a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Due to COVID-19, there will be a private family graveside service at Berry Highland Memorial. The service can be viewed on Facebook Live Friday, Jan. 29, at 3:00 pm EST, when you “Like” the page for Highland Memorial Park Funerals and Cremation. Friends may leave their thoughts and memories at www.berryhighlandmemorial.com.